This is in response to the Jan. 8 opinion pieces titled "The Holdout" regarding U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin holds the current administration in low regard. A multimillionaire has the power to push my 4-year-old off the economic cliff.
We are being bombarded with fool-hearty, anti-American actions to make America a socialist nation. First, about climate change and the untruths about the effects. This subject is addressed very well by the Frederick News-Post letter to the editor on Dec. 31 titled, “Yes, climate change is re…
So, after all this time, only 68 percent of Frederick County residents are vaccinated against COVID. It seems to not matter that Fredrick Health Hospital has over 100 COVID patients, three-quarters of which are not vaccinated, and is under such intense strain that it instituted “crisis stand…
As the number of COVID cases is surging in Frederick County, the unvaccinated account for over 70 percent of the ICU patients at Frederick Health Hospital as of last week.
As a three-term former member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing Frederick District Three, I was disturbed by the reported behavior of Delegates Karen Lewis Young, Carol Krimm, and Jesse Pippy during their annual meeting with the Board of Education.
As a liberal Democrat, I don’t always agree with our good state senator Michael Hough. However, I am writing in strong support of his “As I See It” column from Nov. 15 (FCPS plan to fire student support staff harms school safety). When my husband and I moved to Frederick County over 20 years…
Surprise! The doom and gloom left continues to promote fear and panic. The mandate of wearing masks is back in stride, effective as of 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve no less. What a coincidence.
I want to say a few things about Walt Staruk’s latest mockery of climate change (Yes, climate change is real, Dec. 31). Staruk is a sophist who’s played just about every climate canard in the deck. All the ones he’s written about ad nauseam in this newspaper have been soundly refuted in rebu…
I enjoyed reading the Frederick News-Post's New Year’s Day article, Taking a Look Back at 2021. I would like to add another story that should interest the residents of Frederick County. On Dec. 21, the County Council unanimously passed a new map that redraws district lines for Frederick Coun…
Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando authored a column about transparency in law enforcement in the Commentary section of Saturday’s newspaper (Rely on trust, not rumors). The letter referenced misinformation about a criminal act that recently occurred in the city.
With Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Alban’s resignation, it’s time to move forward. The Department of Justice’s recent report uncovered long-term, systemic and inappropriate abuse of disabled students attending Frederick County schools. The report documented rampant ove…
Sen. Chuck Schumer was on CNN the other day talking about the Democratic attempt to change the voting rules. In other words, they want to make legal what they did this past election.
I am a retired registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience including clinical trials, human subject protection, and biodefense vaccine development. I am not anti-vaccine or anti-masker. I am vaccinated and wear a mask when appropriate.
I watched the entire meeting of the county commissioners and Board of Health on Dec. 30 as they weighed both the input of the health officials and the residents in what was billed as an attempt to reach a decision on whether to implement mask mandates in the county.
I’m a bit confused about the excitement expressed in finding two time capsules in the base of the former Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond. The statue represented the confederacy and slavery during a dark period of our country. Any items connected to the statue should be treated as such.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s wish for a federal lawsuit for redistricting “fairness”, and Judicial Watch’s lawsuit challenging the Maryland Legislature’s setting of the Congressional Districts, are both efforts disrespectful to Maryland voters.
With all due respect to Board of Contributors member Rick Blatchford, he’ll do well read from Matthew 7 and Luke 6 on the need to focus on larger, not smaller transgressions. At length, on Dec. 29, he blasts some miscreants who allegedly “obstructed streets and sidewalks,” and others who (ac…
It’s not rocket science. No medical or marketing degree required just common sense ! The current ‘marketing’ psychology of convincing everyone to get Covid vaccinations could use some improvement.
The Dec. 30 op-ed, “AARP has a conflict of interest when it comes to drug pricing legislation,” reads like all the other opinions that Big Pharma and its enablers recycle. If anyone has a conflict, it is astroturf groups like Patients Rising, claiming to speak for patients but cozying up to …
- A shameful situation
- Unvaccinated are holding us hostage
- School board member responds to statement on DOJ report
- Liberalism/socialism must be defeated
- Report number of unvaccinated ICU patients
- The importance of proper decorum
- Add, don't subtract from health board
- We are faced with a democracy in trouble
- Column: Disney Diary
- The power of words
In her opinion column Thursday, Delegate Karen Lewis Young rightly touted the extraordinary efforts and work that local elected officials have done in the past year, amid a challenging and ever-changing global health crisis.
Envision Frederick County is a 10-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the social, economic and environmental vitality of our community by focusing on smart land use, good environmental principles and public engagement.
What an interesting letter from Mr. Burrell of Point of Rocks, "Fascism has no place in our society," Dec. 13. His first sentence led us to believe it would be a commentary about Maryland's gerrymandered voting map, and the attempts of citizens to make the map more representative of the actu…
I’m writing in response to "Fascism has no place in our society," by Ed Burrell, Dec. 13. The writer apparently believes that the News-Post has published many articles about the current (sham) extreme gerrymandering of our voting districts, and he also states that the majority of the negativ…
After Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision was made public to vote “No” on the Build Back Better program that would have greatly benefitted all Americans and saved many from poverty, some Christmas story characters came to mind, mainly Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) Grinch and Charles Dickens’ Scrooge.
January is approaching; it’s time to forgo writing those resolutions and think of something different and doable. So this year, let us all substitute “ideas” for resolutions.
Can someone explain why Senator Joe Manchin should be criticized for placing loyalty to the American people and his constituents above loyalty to his political party?
I was immediately disappointed by the Dec. 16 front page article informing that some County Council members opposed this wise decision by the county executive to address climate change.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our community. We face another wave of the virus and I wanted to note that we all owe a collective debt of gratitude and more to the health care workers who have lived almost two years with these waves.
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